American Addiction Centers Opens Desert Hope, Largest Treatment Center in Las Vegas

State-of-the-art facility provides patients with treatment options and programs aimed at lifelong recovery.

Las Vegas, Nev. (PRWEB) January 03, 2013

American Addiction Centers, a national behavioral healthcare provider focused on addiction treatment and rehabilitation through dual diagnosis, announced today the opening of Desert Hope, its newest facility located in Las Vegas (2465 East Twain Avenue). The 148-bed, 78,000 square foot treatment facility is the largest in the Las Vegas area.

Nevada's rate of illicit drug use was one of the 10 highest in the U.S., according to the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, with 9.35 percent of residents reporting illicit drug use – surpassing the national rate of 8.02 percent. Desert Hope has been developed to meet the needs of those in Nevada, and elsewhere, who are struggling with drug addiction, alcohol addiction or other co-occurring compulsive behaviors.

“As a former addict, I know firsthand that recovery is possible for everyone. But effective addiction recovery requires comprehensive treatment focused on uncovering and addressing the roots of addiction, and developing a new mindset that allows for positive change,” said Michael Cartwright, Founder of American Addiction Centers and author of the recently released book Believable Hope. “You have to find believable hope, which is what we will help patients achieve at Desert Hope. I know my addiction and mental health issues would have killed me had I not found my own believable hope.”

Like American Addiction Centers' five other treatment centers, as well as its FitRx weight and lifestyle facility in Nashville, Desert Hope will implement Cartwright's treatment philosophy of 5 essential elements to beat any addiction – providing proven, evidence-based treatment, while focusing on underlying issues. This dual-diagnosis method will arm patients with the tools necessary to achieve lasting recovery.

Desert Hope: State-of-the Art Treatment Center
Desert Hope's integrated programs and services include assessments and evaluations, clinical residential addiction treatment, daily educational classes, 12-step meetings and classes, and aftercare. Desert Hope will also provide specialized offerings, including:

  • Medical detox
  • 24-hour clinical staff
  • Educational and therapeutic family sessions
  • Structured recreational activities
  • Creative, expressive and adventure recovery therapies
  • Healthy, delicious meals created and prepared by a five-star chef

“I take personal pride in the progress of each person we have helped beat addiction, and those we will help at Desert Hope,” said Cartwright. “The Desert Hope clinical staff, medical specialists and executive teams are caring, seasoned experts who understand the importance of integrated treatment programs customized to an individual's mind, body and soul. From initial assessments to aftercare treatment, our facilities offer nurturing environments that foster successful recovery.”

The decision to enter addiction treatment may be the most difficult decision a person will ever face – but it will also be the best. Call 1-888-300-3332 or visit to learn more about American Addiction Centers ‘s philosophy, program and treatment options. Begin your path toward recovery today.

Warning Signs of Addiction
If you answer ‘yes' to even two of these questions, you may have a problem with drug abuse and could benefit from professional treatment:

  • Have you used drugs other than those required for medical reasons?
  • Do you have trouble stopping drug use when you want to?
  • Have you had “blackouts” or “flashbacks” as a result of drug use?
  • Has drug abuse created problems for or affected relationships between you and your loved ones?
  • Have you been in trouble at work or lost a job because of drugs?
  • Have you engaged in illegal activities in order to obtain drugs?
  • Have you been arrested for possession of illegal drugs or your behavior while on drugs?
  • Have you ever experienced withdrawal symptoms when you stopped taking drugs?

About American Addiction Centers
American Addiction Centers combines unwavering passion, the finest experts in the field and decades of experience to end suffering from addiction and save lives. American Addiction Centers is poised to redefine the behavioral healthcare, addiction treatment and rehabilitation industries across the nation by providing the most comprehensive and cutting-edge suite of treatment-related services to the masses. American Addiction Centers' growing team of professional service providers are committed to providing their patients with unmatched clinical care in each of their locations. Founded in 2012 by addiction pioneers Michael Cartwright and Jerrod Menz, American Addiction Centers was created to provide exceptional addiction treatment and rehabilitative services to those in need. To learn more about our programs or to get help now, visit

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